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Ph.D. course - A summary

      The Ph.D. course falls in the engineering science category rather than as a basic science. The structure-property relationships are principally at the phase and microstructural level with more attention to mechanical properties than to other types.
      Course of Materials Science and Engineering will be offered in the Faculty of Metals Engineering and Industrial Computer Science. Ph.D. course is a 8-semester course that is build on solid state physics, chemistry and materials science and focus on structure property relationships in engineering materials. The course serve students from more than one engineering discipline (Ferrous Metal Engineering, Non-ferrous Metal Engineering and Ceramic Engineering).
      This will deal principally with the mechanical behaviour of engineering materials (metals and ceramics) emphasising the relationships between structure (atomic, micro, macro) and properties. Mechanical behaviour: elastic and plastic properties, hardness and toughness. Relationship between mechanical properties and use of metals in engineering: elastic design, mode of stressing, temperature, strain rate, stress concentrators, fatigue, creep, brittle fracture. Role of structure in determining mechanical properties: bonding, crystal structure, solid solutions, grains, second phase particles, dislocations, cold and hot working, recrystallisation, grain growth. Strengthening mechanisms: work hardening, solid solution hardening, second phase particles, grain size. Mechanical properties of industrial metals and alloys: aluminium alloys, brasses, plain carbon steels, alloy steels, cast irons, heat treatment. Ceramics: bonding, glasses, crystalline ceramics, properties, toughening.

Ph.D. course limit is maximum 30 students